Saturday, 12 August 2017 21:03

UN Celebrates International Youth Day

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The International Youth Day was created in 1999 The International Youth Day was created in 1999 Photo: P26

United Nations.- The United Nations today celebrates International Youth Day with a call to guarantee the leading role of this population sector in building a better world.

 

In his message for the occasion, UN Secretary-General António Guterres acknowledged the role of youth in realizing the sustainable development objectives of the Agenda 2030 and called on governments to work with and empower them.

Guterres also highlighted the contribution of youth to the search for lasting peace on the planet.

The United Nations General Assembly, following the recommendations of the World Conference of Youth Ministers, held from 8 to 12 August, a year earlier, created the International Day in 1999. (PL)

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